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Can one's heart be accurately tested by an EKG when one is

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Can one's heart be accurately tested by an EKG when one is wearing a Pacemaker?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 11 months ago.

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Yes the heart can still be tested with EKG although it may not be accurate in about 30% cases.

Hence, in case of high suspicion or persistent symptoms, it is better to get a nuclear stress test or exercise treadmill stress echo test for better evaluation.

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Customer: replied 11 months ago.
All I needed was a yes or no, so I am satisfied. Thank you.
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 11 months ago.

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